I’ve always relished porridge. My late Gran used to to make it for my brother and me – maltabella, smooth and creamy and devoured with layers of condensed milk. I know I know, so decadent and oh so divine! It was heaven in a bowl and to this day it’s a thing in our house, summer or winter, any time of day or night and the c-milk is still happening. I am always looking for places to have an excellent bowl of porrie and these are a few of my favourite places in the Cape Town CBD.
This article first appeared in the Sunday Times (23 June 2019)
Gone are the days when porridge was a gluey bowl of boring and a symbol of deprivation. Chefs de cuisine are having at a range of heritage grains and conjuring irresistible gourmet versions of the most ancient of foundation breakfasts. From oats to spelt, sorghum, millet, chia and quinoa, hot and cold porridge is back on a menu near you, the satisfying comfort food that comes with multiple health benefits in its slipstream.